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Strong storms cause damage, power outages from Cumberland to Knox counties

High winds brought down trees and power lines as the storms moved through

A strong line of storms moved across East Tennessee as most people slept early Sunday morning.

We checked with most East Tennessee counties and just about everyone reported trees down and some power outages.

Cumberland County

The storms hit Cumberland Co. first, taking down trees and doing some damage. There were more than 7,500 people without power.

EMA Director Rick Williams said they had several homes damaged this morning..

They are advising people to stay home this morning if possible because there is a lot of debris in the area and Volunteer Energy Crews are out trying to restore power.

The Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency sent us the following list of storm damage reports

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127 Riverview dr. reported tree on neighbor house

565 Old state rd reports tree on neighbor house

231 Wilbanks Rd reported trees down on rd

105 Grace Hill Dr. reported neighbors new building destroyed

West oak Ln First house on right camper with damage

Poplar Lane- trees down

Browntown Rd- numerous trees down

Taylors chapel- numerous trees down

334 Deer Creek Dr.- tree on house

644 Maple Branch Rd. Roof caved in

I-40WB 317 Semi hauling mail on its side

Norman Dr – trees down

Rhea County 

Alicia Williams sent us this photo showing downed trees in Spring City. 

Credit: Alicia Williams
Trees downed in Spring City, TN

Knox County

The storms rolled into Knox County by around 6 a.m.

KUB reported more than 27,000 people without power after the line passed through and there were reports of trees down in parts of West Knoxville. As of 9 a.m., the power outages were down to about 13,000.

Yvonne Cummings said a tree fell onto her home in the Kingston Woods subdivision in West Knoxville.

Credit: Yvonne Cummings

Kathy Spencer shared this picture of a tree on a house in the Mooreland Heights area of Knoxville near Magazine Road

Credit: Kathy Spencer
A tree fell on a house in Knox County after Sunday morning's storms.

Blount County

Dispatchers said they had a lot of trees and power lines down but nothing appeared to be too significant. There were some street signs and power poles uprooted on Lindsay St. in Alcoa.

Viewer Wesley Webber sent us photos of a large tree that was uprooted near his mobile home in Louisville. He said it narrowly missed his home.

Hamblen County

Dispatchers said they had trees down across the county. Firefighters were fighting a fire at Roe Junction Baptist Church on Sulphur Springs Rd.